(Photo by Associated Press)
Las Vegas–With the 2018 NHL Free Agency in full swing, the Vegas Golden Knights have signed another player to their 2018-19 roster in defenseman Nick Holden.
TSN’s Pierre LeBrun broke the news this morning that Holden’s new deal has a term length of 2 years. LeBrun also reported that Holden’s contract with the Golden Knights is rated in the low $2 million dollar range.
Nick Holden to Vegas, once official, will be two years at low 2's per season
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 1, 2018
Holden becomes the second player that the Golden Knights have signed since the opening stages of the 2018 NHL Free Agent Frenzy.
Last season with the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins, Holden played in 73 games between the two clubs. In that span, he put together a four goal campaign that included recording 13 assists for 17 points and was -5.
At 6’4″ Holden fills a need that Golden Knights need on the back end and that is size. The only player from their inaugural roster at 6’4″ was Brayden McNabb so by the addition of Holden will help out in a huge way.
With his size and mobility on the backend, Holden can be called upon by Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant to log plenty of minutes of ice time. Last year, he logged an average of 19:05 during his time with both the Rangers and Bruins.
Going forward this should be a good pick up for General Manager George McPhee as he continues to re-tool his roster for the upcoming season.
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